Sustainable Consumption and Production


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Can define key concepts within sustainable consumption and production and explain their interrelationships 
  • Understanding of the basic characteristics and dynamics of product chains and networks 


  • Can summarise the range of local, regional and global initiatives that support implementation of sustainable consumption and production actions 
  • Can identify and classify case specific stakeholders and prescribe how to handle these 
  • Can identify relevant reference standards and legislative documents from international sources
  • Can set policies and define objectives, targets and key performance indicators for specific organisations working for sustainability   
  • Can link sustainability policies at an organisation level (micro level) to internationally negotiated goals (macro or meta level) and assess their relevance
  • Can apply relevant theories to analyse the existing innovation complex of specific cases
  • Can apply relevant innovation strategies that involve different stakeholders (eg. co-creation, co-production etc.)  
  • Can apply relevant theories to analyse the relevance of different value creation models in specific cases to arrive at implementable, real-life action plans 
  • Can identify and critically reflect on the benefits and drawbacks as well as possible inherent contradictions of models, concepts and theories when applied to a specific issue 


  • Can interpret results and assess the applicability of certain tools in specific circumstances 
  • Can discuss opportunities and challenges for advancing sustainable consumption in specific contexts 
  • Can initiate transformation and co-operation processes among industries, individuals and social groups to become actors in a development process

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examSustainable Consumption and Production
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtigt forbrug og produktion
Module codePGLEMSK17102
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design